Jazz trumpet great Clark Terry dies at 94

February 22, 2015 4:02 PM

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Trumpeter Clark Terry, one of the most recorded musicians in jazz history, died Saturday at age 94. Terry's wife, Gwen, announced the musician's death late Saturday but did not provide additional details.

Born in St. Louis in 1920, Terry played in the big bands of both Count Basie and Duke Ellington and later was a prominent figure in The Tonight Show band. He recorded alongside Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk and many jazz greats in additional to leading his own groups.

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